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Book Review: The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife, by Eric Hornung There are at least two kinds of people who might theoretically be interested in a book like this.  Some of us are at least familiar with the general outlines of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World: Part 1

Great Courses:  Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World:  Part 1, taught by Professor Glenn S. Holland It is a bit too early in the course of this sprawling and epic four-part course to determine what I think about the series … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

The Saying Of The Desert Fathers:  The Alphabetical Collection, translated and with a forward by Benedicta Ward A book like this is like coming to a ball of thread that serves as the base of a great many intriguing but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Black Nile

The Black Nile:  One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace And War On The World’s Longest River, by Dan Morrison In looking at this author’s work with Slate and his obvious leftist perspective, I am tempted as a reader to troll … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Napoleon’s Egypt

Napoleon’s Egypt:  Invading The Middle East, by Juan Cole, read by Grover Gardner I found this book greatly disappointing.  As someone interested in military history and more than a little bit fond of reading about the Middle East [1], I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Murder Of King Tut

The Murder Of King Tut:  The Plot To Kill The Child King–A Nonfiction Thriller, by James Patterson and Martin Dugard, read by Joe Barrett I must admit that I have not read many of the murder mysteries from the prolific … Continue reading

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Book Review: Be Ye, Therefore, Wise As Serpents: A Genealogy Of Faith

Be Ye, Therefore, Wise As Serpents: A Genealogy Of Faith, by Christopher Johnson [Note: This book was provided without charge by the author in exchange for an honest review.] Those who pay attention to my reading are well aware that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Babylonian Theorem

The Babylonian Theorem: The Mathematical Journey To Pythagoras And Euclid, by Peter S. Rudman Very few people, likely only those who are particularly interested in both geometric algebra as well as ancient history, are likely to find a book such … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words: Joseph

In comparison with the lengthy and momentous last words of Jacob, which take up more than two chapters [1], the famous last words of Joseph are very short, and echo only some of the same concerns that were seen when … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words: Jacob

The first particularly noteworthy case of famous last words in the Bible is that of Jacob. This particular case of famous last words, when taken in its entirety, takes place over more than two chapters of the Bible, and in … Continue reading

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